30-second TIMING (typing class)

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Wisconsinite, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. Wisconsinite Senior Member

    English United States
    Can anyone help me figure out how to translate TIMING in the following context?

    I teach typing classes, and the students time themselves to determine their typing speed.

    TIMING is usually phrased like this,

    "Now we will begin a 30-second TIMING"
    "Here's how to calculate your typing speed based on the 15-second TIMING."
     
  2. Wisconsinite Senior Member

    English United States
    Please, please any ideas?
     
  3. samarkanda Senior Member

    Barcelona
    Catalan / Spanish (Spain)
    Hola Wisconsinite,
    I suggest you rephrase it and try something along the lines of
    "Vamos a comenzar una prueba / un ejercicio de 30 segundos"
    "Así es como se calcula la velocidad de escritura en base a la prueba / al ejercicio de 15 segundos".
    Hope this helps!
    samarkanda
     
  4. Wisconsinite Senior Member

    English United States
    Muchísimas gracias, me ayudó bastante. Ahora no llegaré al momento de ejecutar una prueba en clase con la mente en blanco.

    "Ahora clase, vamos a..... a..... a....."

    LOL
     
  5. cochabamba

    cochabamba Senior Member

    La Paz, Bolivia
    Cochabamba - Bolivia
    "cronometrar" su velocidad de escritura!!!
     
  6. samarkanda Senior Member

    Barcelona
    Catalan / Spanish (Spain)
    Creo que cronometrar sería lo opuesto: mirar cuánto tardan en escribir un número determinado de palabras o líneas, mientras que aquí se busca ver cuántas palabras pueden escribir en un número determinado de segundos...
     
  7. Wisconsinite Senior Member

    English United States
    It's a subtle difference. I saw cronómetro in the dictionary and wondered if it would work in this context. But based on what you are saying, it seems like it wouldn't.
     
  8. cochabamba

    cochabamba Senior Member

    La Paz, Bolivia
    Cochabamba - Bolivia
    I would have to agree with you guys, not totally, but makes sense.
     
  9. JudyMaysonet

    JudyMaysonet New Member

    English-UK
    The typing test is obviously have the time constraint when we enter to the professional typist field the time duration of the test decreasing for your effectiveness in typing.
     
  10. EddieZumac

    EddieZumac Senior Member

    Mexico City
    English/Spanish
    Welcome to the WR forum, Judy.
    Your sentence is a bit rough. Could you please write it again.
     

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